Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby

Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore says Wallabies pack heads to England with target on its back

Stephen Moore

Rupert Guinness Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has no doubt the Australian scrum will be regarded as vulnerable on the spring tour after its performances in the Rugby Championship.

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Rugby

Former Easts coach Mark Bakewell eyes opportunities in Japan

Big plans: Former Eastern Suburbs coach Mark Bakewell is off to Japan.

Rupert Guinness Mark Bakewell says it would be a "massive bonus" if his new coaching position with the Tokyo-based club Suntory leads to an opportunity with a Japan franchise in an expanded Super Rugby competition.

O'Connor's road back starts with English stint

James O'Connor

Rupert Guinness James O'Connor plans to return to Australia from a playing stint in England in May to resume Super Rugby and resurrect his Test career.

Ex-captains laud Quade Cooper's attitude change

Quade Cooper

Rupert Guinness Quade Cooper, who last year described the Wallabies environment as “toxic”, has turned the corner in his attitude and is ready to display his leadership qualities in Saturday's Test...

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Rugby

Wallabies great John Hipwell dead

John Hipwell.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallaby halfback and captain John Hipwell who died on Monday was one of the “great” leaders of Australia rugby, according to one his closest friends and old teammates, Geoff 'Bunter' Shaw.

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Wallabies need a rest on long road to World Cup, says Elsom

Rocky Elsom

Rupert Guinness Rocky Elsom believes the ARU should allow players who have accrued the most Test time this year to miss the spring tour and spend the off-season training at home to help them strengthen for the next...

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Rugby

Tatafu Polota-Nau returns for Wallabies tour

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Rupert Guinness Barnstorming hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his long-awaited return to Test rugby on the Wallabies' grand slam tour of Europe next month.

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Rugby

Kane Douglas: Wallabies must win back respect

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness One big frustration for Kane Douglas in his short tenure as a Wallaby has been figuring out what has laid the foundation to the All Blacks' winning culture.

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Rugby

Loss still lingers for new recruit Douglas

Kane Douglas

Rupert Guinness As Kane Douglas embraced his joy for being called up to the Wallabies squad for this year's British and Irish Lions series, it was understandable that he took time out to consider his mother Trish,...

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Union

Bruising derbies have toughened up Wallabies for onslaught from tourists - Rebel

Phipps

Rupert Guinness The Australian derbies in Super Rugby this year have taken their toll on the Wallabies as they prepare to take on the British and Irish Lions.

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No magic formula: Hooper insists the only way to tame the tourists is to withstand their charges and keep on fighting

Michael Hooper.

Rupert Guinness With the Wallabies having been bunkered down in training camps for the past two weeks while the British and Irish Lions have shown their wares in warm-up games, one could suspect the Australians of...

Rugby

Dwyer recovering after heart attack

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Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

Poidevin, in his own words, on ...

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Rupert Guinness We have seen in 2012 that this an incredibly competitive sporting country and the other codes sensed a weak code in rugby union.

Deans must reapply, says Pulver

deans pulver

Rupert Guinness WALLABIES coach Robbie Deans will have to reapply for his position when his contract runs out at the end of the year, the new ARU chief executive Bill Pulver says.

Rugby

Barnes set for Japan at season's end

Berrick Barnes

Rupert Guinness STAR Wallabies and Waratahs back Berrick Barnes is understood to have committed to playing in Japan as soon as this year's Super rugby season over and is on the verge of signing a contract with the...

Historic jersey goes to deserving owner

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness When Justin Harrison moved to the south-west of France last year and began unpacking, two items he found prompted him to stop and fondly reflect.

Rugby

All Blacks the test for Deans

Robbie Deans.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Robbie Deans may have had his contract renewed last year, but he still faces pressure to prove he is the best man to steer the national side to the next World Cup in England, judging...